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Christmas In July.

With the insane heat we’ve been having here in Toronto, I have been dying to host an impromptu Because It’s Summer party. While I’ve chosen to host an Olympic Opening Ceremonies Fete for friends & family tomorrow, my research tempted me toward a completely new-to-me celebration: Christmas In July. Christmas In July is apparently celebrated all over the world. While I’ve been living under a rock, this event is a decorated festival in the US and Australia, full of pine cones,…

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Slumber Party with DVF

I am constantly looking at other people’s homes & interior-inspiration online. Whether it is on my favourite decor blogs, a design magazine site or Pinterest, I am obsessed with understanding the decorating process and always need to be up to date on the latest trends and how-to’s for the home. I’ve heard so many tips & tricks for designing your space and making it your own. But before today, I never quite realized how one’s personality could completely transcend into…

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Barbie’s Dream House

Okay, it’s not Barbie…it’s actually Gwyneth GOOP Paltrow & Chris Martin. The couple recently purchased new digs in LA and it is about everything you’d imagine in a country meets Hollywood home. Sidenote: I’ve been very celebrity-centric this week & I was so eager to share these images because this house is GORGEOUS. My love for Gwyneth’s choice in real estate first came about when I saw a tour of her previous estate on Oprah. It was that day I realized I’d…

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Staging with Sandra

I mentioned last week in this post here that I had the chance to sit down with HGTV Personality Sandra Rinomato. We spoke about her television escapades, real estate tips and staging best practises. It was an eye-opening meeting and could not have been more timely considering we just listed our home for sale. {Yes, we match. Staging soulmates. Animal print fiends.} Sandra offered up incredible staging advice and helped make the process seem doable. I left feeling elated and ready…

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Centre Staged.

{This would totally do as an in-between accommodation} And isn’t this how it always goes… After months of redecorating, and creating a living space that finally feels like home, DT and I have decied that it is time to move on. I know, I know…after all that we have decided to move. When the time is right, the time is right. And while I am less than thrilled to go through the actual process of moving, I am motivated by…

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Chapters Indigo Summer 2012 Preview

I swear these Chapters Indigo previews are some of my favourite events throughout the year. I find them so inspiring and get so many ideas for entertaining and enhancing my everyday lifestyle. So obviously when I got the invitation for the Summer 2012 preview, I was equally as eager to attend. But this time there was a special twist: an outdoor affair complete with BBQ’d treats, iced tea and beautiful displays of indoor & outdoor entertaining items.  This season, Chapters…

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Storage Wars.

As things finally come together in the condo, the finishing touches are all in the details. And those details need to include substantial storage space. In challenge #42345 of giving this place a little pizzaz I need to pick key items that allow for hidden storage space, and exposed organization, all while using every nook & cranny in between.  I am currently on the hunt for a vintage trunk for the living room, free-hanging shelving {to display serving platters & create a…

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Supersize Me.

I know I usually reserve Wednesdays for Beauty posts, but as D & I continue to “update” the condo, {i/e I go crazy bringing random items home and he approves or declines} I am constantly being sucked in by design sites. They promise countless ideas and endless opportunities for inspiration time & time again. As I’ve been scouring my sources I’ve found a common thread: these oversized accents, each fit for every room. They’re big, bold and offer obvious flash appeal. For me, these…

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Design For Dummies.

I can honestly say that redecorating is one of the most challenging processes I’ve ever gone through. I seriously want to hug & kiss interior decorators and perhaps throw a parade in their honour, where I can also sprinkle them with sparkles and confetti. To sum it up: decorating is a large undertaking. The above photo is what we’ve done with the living room to date. We are slowly finishing the office nook and I am beginning to think about…

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house to home.

{Seating cushions make for cute accents when not in use} DT and I finally stopped talking about redoing to condo and decided to put our money where our mouths are. Instead of being overwhelmed by the condo as a whole, we’ve decided to break it down, room-by-room, to alleviate some of the stress {and the cost}. Our immediate concerns lie in the living room, the office nook & creating a new vanity space in the bedroom for me. We found…

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